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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Some Support for Wave Energy from Rhode Island

Here's a nice editorial, Waves of clean energy from the Providence Journal (8/3/2004) which advocates additional federal support for state efforts to make wave energy a reality in the US. Currently, the Department of Energy does not fund any ocean energy programs. Despite lack of federal support, states are moving ahead. A Maine advisory committee recently chose the Scottish Ocean Power Delivery for a pilot demonstration in 2006 along the state's southern coast. And the clean-energy funds of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut intend to provide as much as $1.5 million to Australian Tom Denniss to build a device off Rhode Island's Point Judith.


  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger skipp said…

    I wanted to note that D.O.E. is funding ocean energy research through the N.R.E.L. (National Renewable Energy Laboratories) WTC (Wind Technology center). The program is currently identifying all ocean energy devices and selecting the top designs for futher research.


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